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Three dead following Christmas blowout

Signs point to overconsumption at the table, Limassol police rule out foul play

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Three people in Limassol died in separate incidents following Christmas celebrations, with police suspecting sudden death and ruling out foul play.

According to media reports, a 34-year-old local male was at his residence following Christmas Day celebrations when he suddenly fell ill and lost consciousness around 1:30am. His wife attempted to revive him but to no avail, while she also called for an ambulance.

The man was rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital, still unconscious, where doctors pronounced him dead. The man, later identified as Andreas Kaimis, was expected to celebrate his birthday in a just a few days.

Man had too much to drink

In another case, a 32-year-old male was taken by his relatives to the ER at Limassol General, following an apparent overconsumption of alcohol.

According to family members, the man later identified as Georgios Christofidou had too much to drink. At one point, he suddenly fell ill and was rushed to the hospital where he died at 1:35am.

According to studies, people have a greater chance of dying on Christmas, the day after Christmas or New Year's Day than any other single day of the year

A third fatality took place late night on Christmas Day, when 61-year-old Gregoris Mavrou lost consciousness while he was home with his 58-year-old wife in Agios Nicolaos, Limassol.

Mavrou’s wife, who immediately notified relatives, also called for an ambulance. Her husband was rushed to the Emergency Room where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival at 10:30pm.

The man was diabetic according to his wife, who also said her husband started feeling queasy right after the Christmas dinner.

Police have ruled out any foul play in all three deaths, while media outlets spoke of fatal Christmas dinner blowouts.

According to studies, people have a greater chance of dying on Christmas, the day after Christmas or New Year's Day than any other single day of the year.

The spike in Christmas blowout dinner deaths has been recorded in all age groups on those days, with the exception of children.

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